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Inhaltsangabe: THROUGH MOST OF THE 20TH CENTURY, ATLANTIC CITY WAS CONTROLLED BY A POWERFUL PARTNERSHIP OF LOCAL POLITICIANS AND RACKETEERS. Funded by payoffs from gambling rooms, bars, and brothels, this corrupt alliance reached full bloom during the reign of Enoch ?Nucky? Johnson?the second of three bosses to head the Republican machine that dominated city politics and society. In Boardwalk Empire, Nucky Johnson, Louis ?the Commodore? Kuehnle, Frank ?Hap? Farley, and Atlantic City itself spring to life in all their garish splendor. Author Nelson Johnson traces ?AC? from its birth as a quiet seaside health resort, through the notorious backroom politics and power struggles, to the city?s rebirth as an international entertainment and gambling mecca where anything goes. Boardwalk Empire is the true story that inspired the epic HBO series starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, and Kelly Macdonald, with a pilot episode written by Terence Winter (The Sopranos) and directed by Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island).
From its inception, Atlantic City has always been a town dedicated to the fast buck, and this wide-reaching history offers a riveting account of its past 100 years, from the city's heyday as a Prohibition-era mecca of lawlessness to its rebirth as a legitimate casino resort in the modern era.
A colorful cast of characters, led by Enoch "Nucky" Johnson, populates this stranger-than-fiction account of corrupt politics and the toxic power structure that grew out of guile, finesse, and extortion. Atlantic City's shadowy past through its rise, fall, and rebirth is given new light in this revealing, and often appalling, study of legislative abuse and organized crime.
This audiobook, narrated by Joe Mantegna, is the true story that inspired the HBO series of the same name. It includes a foreword written and narrated by Terence Winter.
Buchbeschreibung Brilliance Audio, 2010. MP3 CD. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1441866116
Buchbeschreibung Brilliance Audio, 2010. MP3 CD. Buchzustand: Brand New. mp3 una edition. 7.50x5.30x0.60 inches. In Stock. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1441866116